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Katz receives Hellman Faculty Fellowship

Chemical Engineering assistant professor Alex Katz has received a 2003 Warren Hellman Faculty Fellowship for his work: Engineering Materials on the Nanoscale for Enantioselective Molecular Recognition and Fullerene Separations

Katz received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 1999. His research interests include the study of a progressive trend in materials research, driven in part by the continuing miniaturization of technology, towards the synthesis of materials at a resolution complementary to an individual molecule of interest. His research philosophy deals with the rational design of materials on this length scale for applications in adsorption, catalysis, nucleation and chemical sensing.

Professor Katz's research objective is to synthesize amorphous materials that possess a precise functional group arrangement within a pore whose size and shape is controlled over the length scale of several Ångstroms to nanometers.

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